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Old 05-29-2020, 02:32 PM
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SOA May 2020 Covid-19 Research Review

3hr read (Its a good read)

https://www.soa.org/globalassets/ass...rief-05-15.pdf
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:48 PM
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Oh boy. ModeRNA's vaccine trial has just 45 participants and 4 of them have had severe adverse reactions. Hopefully it's just dose related and this vaccine won't be a failure.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...eople-jab.html
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:19 PM
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Oh boy. ModeRNA's vaccine trial has just 45 participants and 4 of them have had severe adverse reactions. Hopefully it's just dose related and this vaccine won't be a failure.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...eople-jab.html
That's the company where the executives dumped stock ahead of time, right? I guess I'm not surprised.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:30 PM
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That's the company where the executives dumped stock ahead of time, right? I guess I'm not surprised.
Yup. So easy to juice the stock of this type of company and profit from it.
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Very strong statement from the NYT
an interactive version. very powerful

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oh wow, NYC is scheduled to enter phase 1 on June 8.
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:25 PM
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I've been tabulating the rolling 7 day average new daily cases per million using Worldometer data for the last few weeks. The biggest additive increases from the week ending 5/22 to the week ending 5/29 (with rolling 7 day average daily tests per million in parentheses) were -

AL 67 to 99 (871 to 870 tests)
VA 107 to 129 (922 to 1399)
MS 87 to 104 (1489 to 1354)
WI 67 to 82 (1156 to 1587)

24 states increased from the previous week

Over two weeks, the biggest increases from weeks ending 5/15 to 5/29 were -

AL 59 to 99 (867 to 870 tests)
WI 52 to 82 (828 to 1587)
MS 82 to 104 (1225 to 1354)
AR 34 to 56 (764 to 948)
VA 107 to 129 (890 to 1399)

26 states increased from two weeks prior.
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:43 PM
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Test results are in for the first 42 clients at Missouri hair salon who were potentially exposed to the new coronavirus by two sick stylists, and they all tested negative, health officials said.
https://www.kmbc.com/article/first-4...ment/32712652#

This is encouraging.
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Apparently both staff and clients were wearing masks, so this could be good news about the efficacy of masks.
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Old 05-30-2020, 04:17 PM
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Is covid really a blood vessel disease?

https://elemental.medium.com/coronav...g-2c4032481ab2
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Many of the infection’s bizarre symptoms have one thing in common

In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially been thought to largely affect the lungs in the form of pneumonia. Quickly after came reports of young people dying due to coronavirus-related strokes. Next it was Covid toes — painful red or purple digits.

What do all of these symptoms have in common? An impairment in blood circulation. Add in the fact that 40% of deaths from Covid-19 are related to cardiovascular complications, and the disease starts to look like a vascular infection instead of a purely respiratory one.
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In a paper published in April in the scientific journal The Lancet, Mehra and a team of scientists discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect the endothelial cells that line the inside of blood vessels. Endothelial cells protect the cardiovascular system, and they release proteins that influence everything from blood clotting to the immune response. In the paper, the scientists showed damage to endothelial cells in the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, and intestines in people with Covid-19.
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The good news is that if Covid-19 is a vascular disease, there are existing drugs that can help protect against endothelial cell damage. In another New England Journal of Medicine paper that looked at nearly 9,000 people with Covid-19, Mehra showed that the use of statins and ACE inhibitors were linked to higher rates of survival. Statins reduce the risk of heart attacks not only by lowering cholesterol or preventing plaque, they also stabilize existing plaque, meaning they’re less likely to rupture if someone is on the drugs.

“It turns out that both statins and ACE inhibitors are extremely protective on vascular dysfunction,” Mehra says. “Most of their benefit in the continuum of cardiovascular illness — be it high blood pressure, be it stroke, be it heart attack, be it arrhythmia, be it heart failure — in any situation the mechanism by which they protect the cardiovascular system starts with their ability to stabilize the endothelial cells.”

Mehra continues, “What we’re saying is that maybe the best antiviral therapy is not actually an antiviral therapy. The best therapy might actually be a drug that stabilizes the vascular endothelial. We’re building a drastically different concept.”
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